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Teresa and Charles Watters

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English, French, Polish

Beautiful Spacious Villa With Own Pool In Great Location Close To Lake And Sea

15 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Sanguinet - Villa Fougères, Sanguinet

Well Equipped With 4 Large Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Separate Cloakroom, Sleeps 8

Villa on Gironde/Landes border, France: Villa Fougères is a beautiful villa set in an acre of land in a superb elevated position on the edge of a pine forest. It is in a tranquil private spot, a few minutes walk from the centre of the village and close to the stunning lake. Biscarosse Plage, famous for its 10 km of white sandy beaches and big surfing waves, is a short drive away. The well furnished villa has a modern well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and during the hot weather the wooden shutters and double-glazing ensure it remains cool inside. A spacious open-plan living and dining area, together with four large bedrooms and separate bathrooms, provide plenty of space for up to two families to relax. The large south facing terrace overlooks a superb 10 x 5m swimming pool and the covered canopied area with built-in BBQ is ideal for eating out. Villa Fougères is in the perfect location for a superb holiday offering fun and a great experience for every member of the family.

Sanguinet's beautiful setting and rich amenities: Sanguinet is a picturesque little village in the heart of the largest pine forest in Europe on the banks of the magnificent lake of Cazaux-Sanguinet, which measures 11km long and 10km wide. All the necessary local shops and amenities are close to hand including good-sized local supermarket. Several local restaurants with good food at reasonable prices are within easy walking distance. The scenic paths and cycle ways provide great opportunities to explore the local area. There are numerous white sandy beaches on the lakeside sheltered by pine trees and with safe warm bathing in clean fresh water. Water sports and activities are available locally including canoeing, boating, water skiing, windsurfing and fishing. There are several sailing clubs with instruction available. The local archaeology dates back to Roman times and the Iron Age. Whatever passion or interest you want to fulfil, Sanguinet with its dreamlike surroundings promises you unforgettable times.

Bisca' Plage, Bisca' Ville and surrounding area: Biscarosse (a short drive by car) has much to offer and is a real hive of activity with a wide selection of interesting shops, restaurants and cafés. The magnificent beach has 10km of white sandy expanse with lifeguards supervising safe bathing and with big breakers offering challenge and excitement to novice and expert surfers and body-boarders.

There is much to see and discover in and around the area and many different facilities and activities on offer including golf, horse riding, boat rides, nature trails, sand yachting, diving and several local leisure and adventure parks. The enthusiastic and friendly staff at the local Tourist Information Centre can answer all your enquiries.

The sand dunes at nearby Dune du Pyla are absolutely spectacular and at 117m high are the biggest in Europe.

Arcachon is 20 minutes by car with lovely beach, harbour and fashionable restaurants and shops. There is a great boat trip around the lovely Bassin D'Arcachon including a visit to Cap Ferret.

Bordeaux, the vineyards and other things to do: Bordeaux (40 minutes drive) is a beautiful, historic and lively city with much heritage and lots of amenities. There is something for everyone from shops and theatre to harbour-front, magnificent Gothic cathedral and beautiful architecture. The old quarter featuring narrow streets and medieval gateways houses the local artisans' shops.

There is also much to explore in the beautiful areas surrounding Bordeaux including the fantastic historic hilltop village of St Emillion. The world famous vineyards and châteaux of Bordeaux are in abundance in the region and many offer tasting and tours and welcome you to stop and buy direct.

A visit across the border to Spain is about 90 minutes drive by car and makes a popular day trip.

There is a local Jazz festival in Sanguinet in July and other Gastronomic, Flower and Craft Fetes and Sailing Regattas in the area throughout the summer. The local mayor of Sanguinet organises dances and fun in the open air on Saturdays during the summer.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Teresa and Charles Watters (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Polish

About Teresa and Charles Watters

We love to holiday in France and have been doing so for many years in different parts of France. The Aquitaine region offers so much and is the area we chose to build our holiday home in 2005.

Why Teresa and Charles Watters chose Cote d'Argent - Mimizan

We fell in love with the village of Sanguinet and with its surrounding area It has so much to offer and yet is natural and unspoiled. We bought a plot of land with outline planning permission in a beautiful elevated position in Sanguinet village on the edge of the pine forest.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa has the benefit of being just two minutes from the centre of the village with all the amenities you need right at hand and a short walk to the beautiful lake with its sandy beaches and beautiful walks and bike rides. Our villa is situated in an elevated, un-overlooked location adjacent to the pine forest with lovely views. It is a very tranquil and peaceful location where you can relax and unwind in lovely surroundings.

Reviews

5
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Spacious Villa With Own Pool In Great Location Close To Lake And Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

a superb holiday experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our two families had a lovely week at Villa Fougeres in Sanguinet. The layout of the villa is great, with ample space for our group of four adults and five children (3yrs – 7 yrs). We had lovely weather so most of our time was spent outdoors, and we made daily use of the pool, terrace and garden – the children enjoyed the toy cupboard! The villa is well equipped with all the essentials, and the barbeque was well used.

The villa is ideally situated – the terrace and pool are not overlooked, and garden is bordered by pine trees which was lovely and peaceful (as much as it can be with five children around!). It is only a few minutes cycle into town for the daily morning trip to the boulangerie or to pick up supplies from the supermarket. What made the holiday for us was being able to abandon the car for a week and make good use of our bikes. Apart from one day trip to the Dune de Pilat (recommended – amazing views), we cycled everywhere! The lake is fantastic – small quiet beaches adjacent to the cycle path, friendly kiosks for snacks and ice creams, water sports rental and a safe environment for children to play in the water. We asked the children if they wanted to go to the sea, but they preferred to stay at the lake!

We would definitely recommend the villa and the area for a relaxing family holiday, and hope to return ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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5

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Charles and Teresa's villa in August and were delighted with the amount of space we had (we were a party of 9 with 2 separate families) and the facilities available. The swimming pool was wonderful and the outside seating area and bbq was perfect for eating out. The location of the villa was ideal, with beautiful lakes nearby and the beach only 20 minutes away. Charles and Teresa provided us with a lot of helpful information on the local area and we were welcomed at the villa by Maryline, who was extremely hospitable. The villa was very well stocked and there was nothing we lacked, which is unusual in a holiday home. We would thoroughly recommend the villa for relaxation, comfort and tranquility.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Villa in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 7 (4 adults and 3 children) enjoyed a fabulous vacation at this villa in Sanguinet. The village is perfect for families with good amenities, a lovely, safe lake beach within 10 minutes walk from the villa and great cycle paths. Sanguinet is also very well located for the Bordeaux wine region, historic chateaux and the famous Dune du Pylat. The villa was wonderful, incredibly spacious both inside and out and with a delightful pool and shaded terrace. We highly recommend a holiday at this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Great villa in a lovely location close to lake

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a fantastic 2 weeks at your villa in Sanguinet. The villa is set in a quiet location just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village, which has a good size supermarket as well as a selection of small shops. The villa itself is very well equipped, especially in the kitchen, and kept nice and cool throughout our 2 weeks in France. The villa has a light and spacious feel and never felt crowded even when all 8 if us were inside. The swimming pool was a big hit with the kids, and the soft lining was a real benefit as there were no stubbed toes from broken tiles which is usually the case. We had a great 2 weeks by the pool, at the lake (where the kids loved the warm, shallow water) and the beach at Biscarrose with its energy and surf. We would definitely return to the villa and would highly recommend it to families

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Our second great holiday at Villa Fougeres

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit, having stayed here for the first time two years ago. The villa is extremely well equipped with everything you need whilst on holiday and lots of outdoor games etc for kids to play with. It very comfortably accommodated our two families together. We rarely return to exactly the same place for a second holiday - but this place is so well located, just a few minutes drive (or a slightly longer walk) from a beautiful lake and in an area where there is so much to do for children - that it was an easy decision to return. It is a very easy walk into the small local town with great boulangeries for the morning croissant shopping - and twice a week it has a market selling fresh local produce. The lake is just beautiful and the house is not far from the coast either - making it just ideal.

In summary - a great place to stay and the pool was well used every day too!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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Hong Kong expat family

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Sanguinet from our home in Hong Kong and stayed at the Watters' villa for one week in early July 2011. We had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to go back. We have three young children (aged 7, 5 and 3 at the time) and this house was ideal for them. There is a good-sized garden which is great for ball games and a lovely pool. The house was modern, clean, well-maintained and had everything we needed for our holiday. The only (minor) exception was the lack of a toaster but we mentioned this to the owners and understand that this is now provided! We have great memories of family meals sitting at the long dining table in the living room or outside by the pool. The villa is very convenient for the local supermarket which is 2 minutes away by car or 10 minutes by foot. There is also an interesting little market near the church in the centre of town. We made good use of the bicycle shop located 5 minutes walk away from the villa. Although there is not much to do in the village itself, there were a couple of decent restaurants by the lake which is either a 5 minute run in the car or a 10/15 minute walk. One particular highlight was the walking/cycling trail and also the lovely little sand beaches, stretching along the beautiful Lac Sanguinet. All in all, this was a great place to spend our holiday in France and would have no hesitation is recommending it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Bordeaux at
Nearest Ferry
360 Miles
St Malo
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Arcachon
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Bordeaux ring road
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: necessary

Villa Fougères is located on the Gironde/Landes border in the picturesque little village of Sanguinet in the Aquitaine region, South West France. It is located in a national park with extensive pine forests and lakes. It is very close to Sanguinet/Cazaux Lake and a short drive to the Atlantic Coast. The Bassin D'Arcachon is a 20 minute drive.

It is about 40 minutes drive south from Bordeaux Airport with a wide selection of regular flights available. It is a comfortable car drive from the ports of St Malo and Caen. There is a regular schedule of ferry crossings from Dover, including the popular and competitively priced Speed ferries

The villa is also about 90 minutes by car from Biarritz Airport to the south which is well served with regular flights. There is a rail service to Bordeaux, Arcachon and La Teste, a 15 minute drive.

The Spanish border is about 90 minutes drive making it a comfortable day-trip to visit Spain.

There are plenty of good golf courses in the area.

Other Activities: archery, canoing, pedalloes, karting, quad biking, aqua-park, adventure park

Golf: Plenty of quality golf courses in the area.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sanguinet, Cote d'Argent - Mimizan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid
17 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,555
for 7 nights
£1,555
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,255
for 7 nights
£1,255
 
 
Low
15 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,055
for 7 nights
£1,055
 
 
Xmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,215
for 7 nights
£1,215
 
 
Low
8 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£955
for 7 nights
£955
 
 
Low
8 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,055
for 7 nights
£1,055
 
 
Mid
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,255
for 7 nights
£1,255
 
 
Mid
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,555
for 7 nights
£1,555
 
 
Mid
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,955
for 7 nights
£1,955
 
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,555
for 7 nights
£2,555
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,955
for 7 nights
£1,955
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,500
End of Stay Cleaning £60

A security deposit of £1500 is payable against breakages and for the villa to be returned in the same clean state at the end of the rental.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sanguinet in Landes

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 175 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Large room
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • Spacious family bathroom with bath and shower attachment. Fully tiled separate shower cubicle. Twin wash-hand basins. Toilet. En-suite with fully tiled shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. Toilet Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Large room
  • 2 doubles, one with en-suite. 2 twins, each with additional sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking restricted to the outside terrace only and all cigarettes to be disposed off carefully.

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